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4073635 No.119151   [Reply]

When MUing locomotives when the engineer puts the reverser in fowared how do the other locomotives know what way fowared is if they are hooked on back to back, or back to back to front to back to front >><> ?

>> No.119152  

There's a dial that you turn on the locomotive letting it know which position it's in for the consist. Pretty sure it has one for trailing unit long hood forward. I never pay too much attention to that, though. Otherwise, you just turn the dial to trailing unit and I'm sure somebody was smart enough to make it realize that reverse is forward based on the MU hookups.

I'll pay more attention next time I work.

>> No.119156  

Locomotive knows which end is forward by which end the MU control is coming from. Standard in all british locomotives from like, the sixties.

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On North American locomotives, the locomotives 'know' once the air brake system is cut out and the 27 pin mu cable is hooked up.

Picture really, really related.

>> No.119167  

>>119158 neat!

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Does anybody else ever look at the ends of the North American MU cables and see a giant wasp nest?

>> No.119174  

>>119168
No, but I still feel insulted whenever I plug them into the dummy terminal.

>> No.119175  

>>119168

How do you insert them properly, with all those leads?

>> No.119176  

>>119175
It's not tough at all. You just lift the lid up and just sort of wiggle it on there until it's nice and snug. They only fit one way onto the terminals.

>> No.119177  

>>119175
What's actually worse is cutting in all the air. Some fucking engines have the angle cocks hidden and shit. You'll be following the pipe looking for the cock and then suddenly it dog legs to the other side of the engine and you have to cross over and find it.

Unrelatedly, I think the railroad is the only industry where you can say "Don't forget to block the cock" over the radio and have no fears about a sexual harassment investigation.

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>>119177

>cocks

Huhuhuh, huhuhuh...

>Unrelatedly, I think the railroad is the only industry where you can say "Don't forget to block the cock" over the radio and have no fears about a sexual harassment investigation.

Cock-Blocking - Okay in the railroad business, not so much when you're in the club with your bros.



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267717 No.119072   [Reply]

JR East's Koumi line in four stages:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8VuDh2UR4Y -- #1 (34min)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oRNs5LW2F0 -- #2 (30min)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hJ4wjA-wuk -- #3 (20min)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_nWDFWiisQ -- #4 (28min)

(Pic fm Wikicommons; shot at Nobeyama Stn.)

>> No.119124  

Watched all of them thank you good sir!

>> No.119132  

/me facepalms over error -- pic is shot near Nabeyama Station, at the line's (and the JR network's) highest point. Will I ever learn...?

>> No.119140  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO2swqgvTF8
The Senzan-sen. The one thing it's not
is a shinkansen. That don't make it pot.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNLg1V0KtWo -- Better weather and sound on the Senzan line than previous clip, only it, too, is westward-ho from Sendai to Yamagata.

>> No.119171  

Was hoping to find a reverse run on this line, but so far http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUO-PQaDrdI is the best bet that isn't audio-only.

>> No.119172  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pVWfzsgLoQ -- And for those cooking in the sun, here's a long winter ride in Norway.



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655530 No.118127   [Reply]

>>118094 >>118104
Moscow subway train running:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEygKKAcQc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo8SNnc19lo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg1NXHF857o
And even in Trainz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVz17FZeO9s

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>>118257

I remember a story about some numbskull who tried doing that on an Amtrak NEC train in or around New York. He got zapped, and he came out of it injured and messed up but alive nonetheless. So he turned around and tried to sue Amtrak and other concerned parties.

I don't know how the story went from there.

Also, subway surfing is a serious issue on the New York City Subway. Serious enough that the MTA puts up posters admonishing against the practice.

>> No.118280  

>>118253
On chans when in doubt assume idiocy, not hyperbole.

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Nice surfing in Kiev
http://zorge-richard.livejournal.com/38598.html

>> No.118285  

>>118281

Isn't "surfing" on a freight train really just hobo'ing?

>> No.118288  

>>118285
Hoboing with hemorrhoids.

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Angry train engineer hits the cameraman with his hammer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1n4JeIlZ8

>> No.118320  

Almost movie level stuff. One pinch short of being minced
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6aS41nlhwE

>> No.118324  

The delicious screams of agony as a train surfer loses a leg.
Not really gore, either.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVa7vPCneZ0

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Roof riding commuter EMU's in Kiev:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxkfA01l2GA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wINCmCNSQUM

>> No.119169  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewSgu7yFgMg
4:50 LOL



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503409 No.117851   [Reply]

Russia!

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A little about Moscow subway.
http://youtu.be/sTUe3g9rLhQ - 81-740.1/741.1 "Rusich" type cabride on line 3.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNDD8TDIuKU - acceptance ("video review") of 81-760/761 "Oka" type (caution, technical orgasm!), Varshavskoe depot (TCh-8).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieJEoEbsdM4 - practice coupling of 81-717.X/714.X type trains.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULy5XoyArKA - short acceptance and cabride, "Rusich" type.
All aforementioned types are developed by Metrovagonmash, Russia.

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>> No.118883  

>>118882
Lewd.

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> Cabrides

Finally, part 3.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9928tKmolEU - EP20 ride (interesting angles).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MCJ0luyuqQ - ChS7 with train #391 Chelyabinsk - Moscow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rbE0_dvjVg - VL80S (3 unit system), ride from Taganrog-Passazhirskiy to Martsevo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4ADOIHiiT4 - TEP70, Volga - Kobostovo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCWJjFxT3HY - VL10K ride.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_8iFwYst80 - ChS2K with train Moscow - Vladikavkaz.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCfvgmrAIMA - TEP70BS, arriving to Ladozhskiy rail terminal, SPB.

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>> No.119127  

>>119094

>Puccya! made me touch myself
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New Sinara Group (Ludinovskiy diesel locomotive plant) TG16M diesel locomotive for Sakhalin (1067 mm gauge), sneak peek before presentation.

>> No.119166  

>>119134

Do trains on Sakhalin run on Russian standards or Japanese standards?



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36677 No.119125   [Reply]

I'mma just leave this here.

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LNER territory generally voted for union.

>> No.119141  

Pity the sassenachs weren't sent packing.

Snail doesn't have a picture of him in a kilt.

Sorry.

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>Snail..inna kilt

for 1chan!

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>>119141

This is for you, laddy.

http://youtu.be/7XJaJioXqkQ



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2511563 No.119111   [Reply]

They live!

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>> No.119142  

>>119135
Why does he even own them then? I mean if he restored them and operated a heritage service with them then he'd be rolling in even more money. And if he really cared about them then he'd at least cosmetically restore them.

>> No.119143  

>>119142

>operating
>baldwins
>that haven't moved for 30 years

i'm skeptical

>> No.119144  

>>119143
Weren't these things refited with Alco primemovers?

>> No.119148  

>>119144
as far as i can tell they have the original prime movers, but one has a snapped crank and the other went out of service with "problems".

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>>119135

>runs a railroad, hates railfans

That's like running barbershop but hate cutting hair. Maybe he should have found another profession.

>> No.119154  

>>119143
Locomotives have come back from worse. Restoration is a matter of will. They would be awesome even if one or both needed new prime movers.
They could also be given 'proper' MU, the pneumatic system contributed to their demise.
According to reports, some Sharks were ordered with interoperable systems.

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>>119153
Pictured another foamer hater ceo/rr president.

>> No.119162  

>>119153

More like running a storefront with looky-loos coming in all the time, asking lots of questions and taking pictures, then leaving without buying anything. God forbid they get in the way of servicing paying customers...

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>>119162
Prepare to administer granulated NaCl, but I heard that the policy was due to thefts, a lawsuit, and the potential for further liability.
Think about it like the issue of having randoms roaming about a warehouse with forklifts and valuable commodities.
That doesn't explain why he won't sell them, but that's his right.

On another note, I think the Bs (all scrapped) looked nicer than F-unit boosters.

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>>119153

More like running a barbershop and hating those nerds who hang around all like "Yeah, he's giving that guy a high-n-tight!" or "OMG Oster clippers are the best, especially with the 1/8-inch attachment!" or even like "I want to stand close to you while you give that bearded hipster a straight-razor shave!"



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532379 No.118974   [Reply]

A while ago, I made a thread detailing my efforts to rank steam railroads in the US and Canada based on historical opening dates, track gauge, length traveled, # of steamers, and # of non-steamers. I also mentioned that I was going to add the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand some time in the future. Well, guess what?! That time is NOW! This whole thing nearly killed me, but lucky for you I survived, and now I'm here to show you the results. Attached is the table from the spreadsheet (note that some locations have more than one active railroad and hence have scores higher than 10). Enjoy!

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>> No.119083  

>>119080
Don't all Disney parks have more than 3?

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>>119083
Yes.

Disneyland: 5 locos (more than any other amusement park railroad)
Magic Kingdom (Disney World): 4 locos (1 is under overhaul at the Strasburg Rail Road Workshops)
Tokyo Disneyland: 4
Disneyland Paris: 4

There are also railroads in Animal Kingdom (Disney World) and Hong Kong Disneyland, but those don't count because the locos are steam outline (a.k.a.: fake).

>> No.119101  

>>119083

Since this is a list of NA, EuroDisney and Tokyo Disney wouldn't count.

>>119092

Yet Knott's Berry Farm outranks Disneyland and WDW.

>> No.119105  

>>119092

>1 is under overhaul at the Strasburg Rail Road Workshops

Apparently Lilly Belle is being held hostage because Strasburg wants more money than they originally told Disney they needed.

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>>119101

>Yet Knott's Berry Farm outranks Disneyland and WDW.

Yes. That's because Knott's Berry Farm has an entirely separate 24-inch gauge mini steam railroad in addition to the big railroad. What you see on the table is the combined score of those two. Compared individually, the DLR and WDWRR easily beat the Knott's Berry Farm big railroad. There are a handful of other places on the table that have more than one railroad, too. Strasburg Rail Road is another example.

Speaking of...
>>119105

>Apparently Lilly Belle is being held hostage because Strasburg wants more money than they originally told Disney they needed.

Those bastards! When will people stop picking on poor, innocent Disney?! Way to pick on the little guy, Strasburg, I--- oh, wait...

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>> No.119110  

>>119109

>What I know for certain is that Disney had Strasburg sign a very strict confidentiality agreement before they started working on it.

Are you seriously implying railroaders keep quiet about anything? It's not like Disney is going to find the shop workers and sue them.

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>>119109
Here's a snapshot of the main worksheet showing the amusement park railroads individually. I was hoping to find more international amusement parks with steam railroads, but it seems that, with a few exceptions, this is an exclusively American concept.

In addition to the Disney railroads in France and Japan, there are only three other international parks with steam trains that I know about:

PortAventura in Spain: when the park and railroad were first built, it was a Universal Studios park. It's now run by some local bank, or something.

Fort Fun Abenteurland in Germany: park is US Wild West-themed and the train is US-built.

Efteling: one of the handful of attractions that Walt Disney used as a frame of reference when designing Disneyland. The park and train are purely European, and is more-or-less the only significant steam train in an amusement park without any connection to the US.

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>>119113
Here's a pic of the Efteling train:

>> No.119115  

>>119110

>It's not like Disney is going to find the shop workers and sue them.

No, but they could sue/threaten the railroad and if they know the exact persons who blabbed, they could get canned/disciplined. Anyway, it's hard to verify what's true and what's false when the info is only received informally like this.

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The Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway in Wales are run by the same company, are advertised together, and physically connect to each other (as of 2011 with the Porthmadog Harbour station expansion completed). So, on the spreadsheet I have changed it so that they are grouped together as two railroads with the same name: the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, which is how their website names them.

This way, their scores are combined on the table and combined have the 2nd-highest score on the table after the Didcot Railway Centre. This also means that the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways is the #1 narrow gauge steam operation in the Anglosphere, though the Queensland Rail Heritage Fleet is still the #1 steam operation on only one railway.

In the image, the WHR is on the left and the FR is on the right.



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33272 No.119145   [Reply]

New banner?

>> No.119146  

LOL, +1, Like, Thumbs up, whatever

>> No.119149  

>>119145
Shit just realized I made a typo. So if a mod actually wants to use it, I'll submit a fixed version.

>> No.119157  

F40PH is not a meme.

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Speellang fixed



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162851 No.118793   [Reply]

Anyone know much about trains in Taiwan?

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Taiwan Railway museum

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Lotsa old equipment there.

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SL built by ALCO

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Museum situated between a small yard for MOW equipment and the main line which means lots of fun to be had.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miaoli_Railway_Museum

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DRC on the Jiji line

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Taiwan rail bento bought at Taipei Train Station

>> No.119068  

>>118989
That's awesome! How does a TR pass work with expresses and the THSR? I'm assuming it only covers the base fare and you pay reserved/limited express/etc. charges seperately?

I'm more interested in the eastern side of Taiwan. It's away from the cities, people, and gets you close to nature and the ocean. The southeastern stretch is also the last non-electrified segment on their network

>> No.119069  

>>119068
I believe so yes. But you can get on the lower levels of limited express (Chu Kuang) but you cant reserve a seat.

http://www.railway.gov.tw/en/CP.aspx?sn=17088&n=19744

For reference

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>>119069
But be aware on Chu Kuang limited express trains if the cars get full of paying passengers prepare to stand or ride in the vestibule.

Happened to me once going out of Taipei going south during rush hour lol.

>> No.119147  

>>119069
I'm looking at the regular TR passes instead of the student version. The student ones dont seem to let you take the fastest express even if you want to pay the limited express and reserved seat surcharges

Railway development in Taiwan's fascinating. It's like they just keep pouring gov't spending into it. New rolling stock, electrification, and route extensions (the southern one into Kenting Nat'l Park is fascinating).

It's almost like a bizarro world (in a good way) Japan of sorts.



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4627 No.119138   [Reply]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl1GFZgSY-M -- A live (and somewhat alive) performance performance of "Motor Man Keikyu VVVF".



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